Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Modifying 3D objects, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- There are a number of 3D-specific modify tools…that we can use that are similar to their 2D counterparts.…These are found under the Modify menu item…under 3D Operations.…First, I'm gonna draw a box.…Now I'll go to Modify, 3D Operations…and find 3D Move.…From here I'll select my box and press return.…Before I pick my base point, we can see…that this colorful UCS icon has popped up…here in the middle of the shape.…
This is called the Gizmo.…We can use this lock us into an axis…or a plane to move our box.…As we hover over the Gizmo, it changes…to a gold color to let us know which axis…or plane we're selecting.…I can select the X or the Z axis,…or in this case, I'm gonna select the Y axis here.…I'll click and then I can select the move point…or type in a value, like 10, and press return.…The other 3D operations are similar to their counterparts,…with the exception of the Gizmo,…3D Rotate, 3D Align, 3D Mirror and 3D Array.…
Three other tools that you can use to create…and modify your 3D objects are Boolean operations,…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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